I have a pair of Motorola MT350 radios with 22 channels. Its states channels 8-14 are FRS at 0.5 watt maximum. And channels 1-7 and 15-22 are GMRS at 1.5 watts. I need longer range hand held radios for camping in the woods/mountians in Banff and Jasper National Parks. I have heard that radios in Canada up to 5 watts do not need licensure. Can someone please confirm this and show me the source?
Also, what hand held radios can you recommend for me to get better range in the woods? I can’t find any power levels for the Midland LXT633VP4 or Midland T77VP5 except a “high” amd “low” setting. The Dewalt Two-Way Radios DXFRS800 advertise their radios at 2 watts but I think are aimed for the construction industry. The Midland GXT1000GXT 1000 / 1030 / 1040 /1050 / 1191 seem awesome, but I can find any power ratings similiar to this thread (using Midland GXT 1000 in Canada).
Any input would be much appreciated!